Bleh. Andrew Malcolm has the text of the speech along with some interestingly placed photos–I do believe he’s learned picture placement art from Drudge.
My thoughts on the speech? Petty, small, graceless, and ultimately irrelevant. The American people know what’s up in Iraq. This speech wasn’t for them. It was for the Democrat base that needed to hear the words “a promise kept”. The speech was a bone to the lapdogs.
The American people also know that troops will never leave Iraq–just as they’re still in Korea, Japan, Germany and elsewhere. American troops will stay there to protect the fragile country and to serve as a bulwark against Iran. It is also a nice, centrally located base.
So, the speech was one of those things politicians do. And it wasn’t even a good bit of politicking at that.
Now, on to more important things like the brown, 80s era couches in the Oval Office. Is there a method to this hideous madness? Was this a willful exercise to bring down the majesty and intimidation of the room? Is this a way to make America look more base and of the common man? Did President Obama want to make sure the SEIU thugs who hang there felt comfortable? I’m wondering if they’re actually recliners with flip-out arm rests that have hidden drink holders.
Or, does President Obama truly have vile taste? I mean, Michelle has access to the most prominent and successful fashion designers and either doesn’t have a stylist help her or else, has sycophants telling her that she looks good no matter. Perhaps it’s the same with the office design.
Either way, even NPR is noting the ugliness. Don’t offend the Left’s aesthetics. That’s the last straw.